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Dryer has a squeaking noise. does it need to be lubricated?

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If your dryer is noisy, check these:

Rollers
Idler pulley
Glides
Rear drum bearing
Blower wheel
Rollers Many dryers use rollers or wheels to support the clothes drum. When these rollers are worn, they can be noisy. You should replace the whole set of rollers at the same time.

Idler pulley Dryers have a tension or idler pulley that keeps tension on the main drive belt. When it's worn, it can be noisy. When that happens, don't lubricate it. Just replace it.

Glides Many dryers use nylon or plastic glides at the front of the clothes drum for support. When these are worn, they can be noisy. When that happens, replace them.

Rear drum bearing Some dryers support the clothes drum in the rear with a center spindle instead of rollers. The spindle may be a ball-and-socket type support or a shaft through a sleeve. When the components are worn, they may squeak, squeal, or rub. You can't repair them. Just replace them when they're worn.

Blower wheel Your dryer's blower wheel pulls air over the heat source, through the clothes drum, and past the thermostats, then pushes it out the exhaust duct. The blower wheel, which is usually plastic, may wear out over time. But if it's noisy, it may simply be clogged with lint. Clean the blower and test to see if the dryer is still noisy. If it is, you probably need to replace it.

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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Change the belt and check all of the bearings for play. If any have too much slack replace them.

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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SOURCE: my series 80 dryer squeaks

do not lubricate anything in a dryer you will damage .locate the the squeek if it is coming from the rear of the unit most likly need to replace the drum support or wheels if its intermittant and has a squeek squeeek noise that either gets worse or goes away when the dryer heats up the tensioner pully or the moter berrings are bad

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SOURCE: Bosch Dryer squeaking noise

We also have a bad squeak in our Bosch dryer that drives you crazy. The Bosch serviceman when he came to look at the problem said his own machine did the same and he gave up trying to fix it, cheaper to put up with the noise. I purchased Bosch because I thought it was one of the best, I will not be buying Bosch again!

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SOURCE: the dryer has developed a hi pitch squeak. Does

Usually the hi pitched squeal is either the belt slipping or the bearing. It the drum hesitates at start, then look at the belt as the culprit. But that sound unsually stops after the drum starts retating.

If it grind all the time it is probably the bearing http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Frigidaire-Parts/Dryer-Parts/Model-FSG748GFS0/1428/0151200/Y2704973/00002?blt=06&prst=&shdMod= ITEM 12.
If it is loud then I would replace the bearing and lubricate it well with lithium grease.

It isn't that hard to do but does require you to remove the front and top of the dryer, so I hope you are comfortable with that type of work.

Posted on Jun 19, 2011

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